CINCINNATI (AP) -- Point guard Cashmere Wright scored 22 points, matching his career-high with six 3-pointers, and Cincinnati pulled away from No. 17 Louisville 60-56 on Thursday night.
Cincinnati (20-8, 10-5 Big East) went 11 of 27 from behind the arc, a place where Louisville (21-7, 9-6) has prospered. The Bearcats' fifth win in six games broke a tie with the Cardinals for sixth place in the conference.
Sean Kilpatrick had 12 points, including baskets that started and finished a 14-point run that put the Bearcats ahead to stay midway through the second half. Cincinnati improved to 4-3 against ranked teams this season.
The Cardinals had won seven of their last eight, making 3s at a prodigious rate. They lost their touch Thursday, going only 1 of 14 behind the arc. Leading scorer Kyle Kuric missed all of his 11 shots from the field, including a potential tying 3 with 19 seconds left.